Laila Ajani

Laila Ajani is a Fitness Trainer and founder of Push Personal Fitness, a personal training organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Laila has expertise in competitive athletics (gymnastics, powerlifting, and tennis), personal training, distance running, and Olympic lifting. Laila is certified by the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA), USA Powerlifting (USAPL), and she is a Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES).

My Quest to Squat

Squats put me to shame. Seriously, next time you want a good laugh, ask me to squat, it’s a riot—I’ll just fall right on my bum. This simple movement, that every infant masters before even learning to walk, drops me on my tailbone. It’s hardly an exercise in anything but humor for others and frustration …

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What is a Set Point?

Clients get very frustrated when they’ve been losing weight and then, without any change on their part, it suddenly stops. It’s what people refer to as “the last ten pounds.” It’s a real phenomenon and there’s a biological reason for it. Your body has its “norms.” It likes to be a certain temperature, eat at …

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Think about what improving your fitness means. You’re probably not picturing someone stretching, but it is an integral part of any fitness regimen. It is actually an important component to any routine and even inactive people can reap the rewards. Tight muscles cannot physically do all the work they are meant to do, they are …

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